2011 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

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United States   2011 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
Race details
14th round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
Infineon (Sears Point) with emphasis on Long track.svg
Date August 28, 2011
Official name Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
Location Infineon Raceway
Course Permanent racing facility
2.303 mi / 3.706 km
Distance 75 laps, 172.725 mi / 277.950 km
Weather 75 °F (24 °C), clear skies
Pole position
Driver Australia Will Power Team Penske
Time 01:18.6017
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Will Power Team Penske
Time 01:20.8194 (on lap 2 of 75)
Podium
First Australia Will Power Team Penske
Second Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske
Third Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske

The 2011 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma was the seventh running of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma and the fourteenth round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, August 28, 2011. The race contested over 75 laps at the 2.303-mile (3.706 km) Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Will Power led 71 of 75 laps, as Team Penske swept 1st–2nd–3rd on the podium. It was the first 1–2–3 finish in an Indycar race for Penske since Nazareth in 1994. Power closed to within 26 points of championship leader Dario Franchitti. Power also closed within 7 points of Franchitti for the Mario Andretti Road Course Trophy. Simon Pagenaud substituted for Simona de Silvestro after she had complications renewing her visa, and U.S. Customs would not allow her into the country.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Race[1][edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 75 1:47:29.7619 1 53 53
2 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 75 +3.2420 2 0 40
3 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 75 +6.4494 3 4 35
4 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +7.6540 4 0 32
5 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +14.4755 5 0 30
6 19 France Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 75 +17.1257 8 0 28
7 06 Canada James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 75 +17.2713 6 0 26
8 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +17.7900 13 0 24
9 59 Venezuela E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 75 +21.6276 9 0 22
10 28 United States Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 75 +22.1731 19 0 20
11 2 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 75 +22.9512 18 0 19
12 17 United Kingdom Martin Plowman (R) Sam Schmidt Motorsports 75 +24.2602 15 0 18
13 24 Brazil Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 75 +29.7207 10 0 17
14 34 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 75 +41.1146 23 0 16
15 78 France Simon Pagenaud (R) HVM Racing 75 +41.7526 22 0 15
16 27 United Kingdom Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 75 +1:14.2912 7 0 14
17 22 Italy Giorgio Pantano (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 75 +1:14.2922 1 11 0 13
18 5 Japan Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 74 + 1 Laps 16 0 12
19 18 United Kingdom James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 74 + 1 Laps 17 0 12
20 77 Canada Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 74 + 1 Laps 12 0 12
21 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 74 + 1 Laps 25 0 12
22 14 Brazil Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 74 + 1 Laps 28 0 12
23 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 74 + 1 Laps 20 0 12
24 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 74 + 1 Laps 14 0 12
25 67 United States Ed Carpenter Sarah Fisher Racing 74 + 1 Laps 27 0 10
26 83 United States Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 66 + 9 Laps 26 0 10
27 88 China Ho-Pin Tung (R) Dragon Racing 63 Contact 24 0 10
28 82 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 38 Mechanical 21 0 10
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT

1 Penalty for blocking, moved to end of lead lap

Championship standings after the race[edit]